- schizophrenic or schizoid.
- crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.
Origin of schizo
- a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
Origin of schizo-
Examples from the Web for schizo
The schizo CIA agent is back for more drone warfare and spycraft—this time, sans Brody and his frustratingly emo daughter.‘Homeland’ Season 4: A Stripped-Down and Surprisingly Badass Return to Form
September 30, 2014
His most famous role, of course, is that of the schizo narrator in David Fincher's 1998 film Fight Club.Edward Norton, Criminal Mastermind
October 9, 2010
- a schizophrenic person
before a vowel schiz-
- indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia
Word Origin and History for schizo
1945 (n.), slang shortening of schizophrenic. Schiz in same sense is from 1955 as a noun, 1960 as an adjective.
word-forming element meaning "division; split, cleavage," from Latinized form of Greek skhizo-, comb. form of skhizein "to split, cleave, part, separate," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, separate, divide, part, split" (see shed (v.)).
- Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
- Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.